Quotes for
the Journey:

Recreation

   
  
People who cannot find time for
recreation are obliged sooner or
later to find time for illness.

John Wanamaker

   

Have you known how to take rest?  You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.      -Michel de Montaigne

   

The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.      -Miguel de Cervantes

   
Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.      -Babe Didrikson
   
I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best.  My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.      -Ernest Hemingway
    
Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labor, sleep, and recreation. . . all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity, never idleness.      -Brigham Young
   
Walking is the natural recreation for a person who desires not absolutely to suppress his or her intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great people of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers.      -Leslie Stephen
   
A war fitness conference some time ago declared that the highest form of recreation is to go to church. The word  recreation should be written re-creation. More real rest can be gained from an hour and a quarter of worship under these circumstances than by eighteen holes of golf.      -Norman Vincent Peale

    
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.      -Thomas Jefferson
  
The masters in the art of living make little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their information and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence at whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they're always doing both.      -James A. Michener
   
What we do during do during our working hours determine what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.      -George Eastman
   
Being able to provide for the family is important but when living without recreation is like a car without gas. It’s stopped and parked waiting to be taking away. So why not give it some gas and take it to a wonderful place.      -Lian Chin
   
Recreation is not a secondary concern for a democracy. It is a primary concern, for the kind of recreation a people make for themselves determines the kind of people they become and the kind of society they build.      -Harry Allen Overstreet
   
Recreation's purpose is not to kill time, but to make life, not to keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed; no to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life.      -unattributed
   
Our age has become so mechanical that this has also affected our recreation. People have gotten used to sitting down and watching a movie, a ball game, a television set. It may be good once in a while, but it certainly is not good all the time. Our own faculties, our imagination, our memory, the ability to do things with our mind and our hands–they need to be exercised. If we become too passive, we get dissatisfied.      -Maria von Trapp
   
We must be wise taskmasters and not require of ourselves what we cannot possibly perform.  Recreation we must have.  Otherwise, the strings of our soul, wound up to an unnatural tension, will break.      -Elizabeth Prentiss
   
The word recreation is really a very beautiful word. It is defined in the dictionary as "the process of giving new life to something, of refreshing something, of restoring something."  This something, of course, is the whole person.      -Bruno Hans Geba
  

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I have nothing to say against recreation in its proper place.  Certain forms of recreation are needful and useful; but it is a wretched thing when amusement becomes a vocation.  Amusement should be used to do us good “like a medicine”:  it must never be used as the food of the person.  From early morning till late at night some spend their time in a round of frivolities, or else their very work is simply carried on to furnish them funds for their pleasures.  This is vicious.  Many have had all holy thoughts and gracious resolutions stamped out by perpetual trifling.  Pleasure so called is the murderer of thought.  This is the age of excessive amusement:  everybody craves for it, like a babe for its rattle.     -Charles Spurgeon
   

  
Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.     -Bill Watterson
  

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